Farm Tour and Cooking

With a Friendly Local Family in Hanoi

$25.00 per guest
Hosted by Mandy Bui


  • Visit an ancient local market where people have been trading goods since the 15th century (only open on certain days of the week)
  • Visit a local vegetable farm and interact with farmers on the field
  • Join your host in her local home to cook up a delicious Vietnamese meal
  • Get insights into local life, culture & customs from your host as you sit with her for a meal

Inclusive of:

  • All ingredients necessary for the meal
  • Lunch
  • English speaking host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
$US 25.00 per guest
4.5 hours
2 - 15 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

You will leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of city. It is about 17 km = 35 minutes. I will see you in meeting point. Firstly, you will visit a local market since Le King Dynasty 1428. It is the most famous market in the region where there are many traditional items for sales. If on Market Day (two or three times per week), people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade. People bring pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell. Everyone is excited to meet each other on that day. You will be surprised about bustling and colorful market which is working under the canopy of old tree. You will see the old woman chew betel and areca nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier. If not on market days, you still visit the nice market with local product for selling as: Fish, vegetable, fruits, meet shops and chickens and chatting with local people at the market. Right next to the market place, there are nice vegetable farms. We go around and visit vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including: bitter melon, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more, and you may have chance to join a farmer working in his field on the way and ask experienced for local farmers about cultivation techniques and lifestyle. After that, you go to my house to cook delicious and traditional dishes, enjoy local fresh vegetable, fruit, make traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family's custom together. I offer free tea and local drink. MENU Depend on the seasonal, I often cook the best and most fresh ingredient we have on the farm: Non-vegetarian menu - Spring roll (fry) OR Fresh Noodle roll with beef/chicken - Crab soup OR fish soup OR clam soup OR pork ball soup with taro stem and herbs OR stir chicken with lemongrass OR fry fish with tomato sauce. - Green papaya salad OR banana flower salad OR cucumber and jicama salad OR green mango salad - Fry Pork with betel leave OR Fry egg with betel leave - Tea OR local beer OR soft drink OR mineral water - Traditional cake and local fruit for dessert Note: If you order one of above soup - I will serve food with rice noodle. If no soup, i will serve food with steamed rice. Vegetarian menu (No Meat and no Sea Food) - Spring roll (fry) OR Fresh Noodle roll with fruit & herbs - Cucumber and jicama salad OR Green papaya salad OR banana flower salad OR green mango salad - Fry egg with betel leave OR stir local vegetable with garlic - Eggplant and turmeric soup OR tofu and tomato sauce OR vegetarian soup - Tea OR local beer OR soft drink OR mineral water - Traditional cake and local fruit for dessert Note: If you order one of above soup - I will serve food with rice noodle. If no soup, i will serve food with steamed rice.

Additional Information:

  • The tour is available in the morning from 0900 - 1330 or in the afternoon from 1530 - 1930
  • The market visit is only available for morning bookings as the market is closed by 11 AM
  • From the Hoan Kiem Lake to the host's house is 17 km, and she recommends you go by GRAB taxi if possible, it is much cheaper and more comfortable
  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point at the booking start time
  • Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended
  • This is a kid friendly activity

Upcoming availability

Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24

Your Local Host

Mandy Bui

Hi, I am Mandy Bui. My family is living in suburb of Hanoi, Vietnam. I love traditional Vietnamese Cooking, culture and green farms. I wish to show them to everyone in the world. My parents are farmers. They work v...

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US$ 25.00 per guest